Rubens Barrichello won the inaugural Chinese Grand Prix today to clinch second place in Formula One while Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher had a rare rough race -- spinning out and finishing 12th, more than a lap behind.
Barrichello completed the 56 laps on the new 3.388-mile &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/sport/2002/10/31/38931.html' target=_blank>Shanghai International Circuit one second ahead of Jenson Button of BAR-Honda. Kimi Raikkonen of McLaren-Mercedes was third, almost catching Button at the end.
"It's been a season I was playing catch-up to Michael," Barrichello said. "Now I am going through a good phase.", wrote Indianapolis Star.
The Brazilian started from the pole and led virtually the entire way in a race before a crowd of about 200,000. The event was seen as a marketing bonanza in this country of 1.3 billion people.
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